Three suspected terrorists belonging to a banned organisation were killed in an alleged police encounter in Daroghawala area of the city on Sunday night.
According to sources, police personnel busted a suspected safe house in Daroghawala area where suspected terrorists were reported to have been holed up. The outlaws fired shots at the cops which led to a fierce gunfight resulting in death of all three enemies of state.
The dead terrorists were identified as Hafeez, Yasir Mehmood and Qasim Rafiq.
Police sources said that Hafeez was involved in attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore in 2009 while another terrorist was involved in killing a police constable. Rafique was associated with umbrella Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) Punjab wing.
Police official said that Mehmood had a bounty of Rs 2 million on his head.
Police told journalists that two suicide vests, explosives, hand grenades, and a couple of AK-47 assault rifles were recovered from the safe house.